Makana Tourism - Grahamstown - Alicedale - Riebeeck East - Salem - Seven Fountains - Sidbury

Molo Makana / Welcome to Makana

The City of Grahamstown together with the nearby towns of Alicedale and Riebeeck East and the quaint villages of Fort Brown, Salem, Seven Fountains and Sidbury make up the Makana Municipality in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. French Text German Text


This region also forms part of the popular Frontier Country route - so named because it was literally the 19th century frontier between the British Cape Colony and the Xhosa territories.  It was the scene of first contact, cultural clashes, confusion and, inevitably, conflict.  Much of what happened here set the tone for South Africa's turbulent multi-cultural history.

Fast gaining in popularity, our small part of the world offers visitors easy access to the unspoilt beaches of the Sunshine Coast and premier game reserves in a malaria -and bilharzia-free environment. View the Big 5, enjoy our spectacularly rugged scenery, immerse yourself in our rich history and enjoy our warm hospitality!

Featured Accommodation on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • Whethu Backpackers
    With clean facilities and a friendly staff Whethu Backpackers is the perfect launching point for those wanting to explore Grahamstown. We can sleep 30 in accommodation ranging from dorms to private family rooms, as well as another 15 people camping in our spacious back garden.
  • Courtlands B&B
    Courtlands is situated in the town and is cosy, comfortable and convenient. We are 50 meters from the entrance to Rhodes University, and surrounded by quaint restaurants and coffee shops.
  • Wylie's Farm Stay
    Wylie's Farm Stay is ideally situated for guests attending the National Arts Festival as the N2 takes one straight to the Settler's Monument where numerous events take place.
  • Pumba Private Game Reserve
    Awaken your soul and escape to the wild and magical African Safari destination that is Pumba Private Game Reserve. This hidden gem offers the ultimate in African Safari luxury in a malaria-free environment

Featured Business on Makana Tourism (Click for More Info)

  • Fables Bookshop
    Used bookshop specialising in collectables and Africana.
  • Omni Technologies
    Omni Technologies (Pty) Ltd was recently announced as a Premier KYOCERA Document Solutions Partner in the Eastern Cape. In partnership with our sister company, NRG Solutions (Pty) Ltd, we are now the largest supplier of KYOCERA Document Solutions South Africa’s award winning KYOCERA copiers, printers, multi-functional office products and solutions, in the province.

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